Safe Management Of Wastes From Health Care Activities

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241548568
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Safe Management Of Wastes From Health Care Activities from the Author: World Health Organization. This is the second edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) handbook on the safe, sustainable and affordable management of health-care waste - commonly known as "the Blue Book". The original Blue Book was a comprehensive publication used widely in health-care centres and government agencies to assist in the adoption of national guidance. It also provided support to committed medical directors and managers to make improvements and presented practical information on waste-management techniques for medical staff and waste workers. In many countries, knowledge about the potential for harm from health-care wastes has now become more prominent to governments, medical practitioners and civil society. Increasingly, managers and medical staff are expected to take more responsibility for the wastes they produce from their medical care and related activities. The indiscriminate and erratic handling and disposal of waste within health-care facilities is now widely recognized as a source of avoidable infection, and is synonymous with public perception of poor standards of health care.

Prudent Practices In The Laboratory

Author: The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309138647
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Prudent Practices In The Laboratory from the Author: The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.

Occupational Health And Safety Management

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482231344
Size: 20.19 MB
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Occupational Health And Safety Management from the Author: Charles D. Reese. Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.

E Waste Management

Author: Ramzy Kahhat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1849714029
Size: 23.32 MB
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E Waste Management from the Author: Ramzy Kahhat. The landscape of electronic waste, e-waste, management is changing dramatically. Besides a rapidly increasing world population, globalization is driving the demand for products, resulting in rising prices for many materials. Absolute scarcity looms for some special resources such as indium. Used electronic products and recyclable materials are increasingly crisscrossing the globe. This is creating both - opportunities and challenges for e-waste management. This focuses on the current and future trends, technologies and regulations for reusable and recyclable e-waste worldwide. It compares international e-waste management perspectives and regulations under a view that includes the environmental, social and economic aspects of the different linked systems. It overviews the current macro-economic trends from material demand to international policy to waste scavenging, examines particular materials and product streams in detail and explores the future for e-waste and its' management considering technology progress, improving end-of-lifecycle designs, policy and sustainability perspectives. To achieve this, the volume has been divided in twelve chapters that cover three major themes: holistic view of the global e-waste situation current reserve supply chain and management of used electronics, including flows, solutions, policies and regulations future perspectives and solutions for a sustainable e-waste management. The emphasis of the book is mainly on the dramatic change of the entire e-waste sector from the cheapest way of getting rid of e-waste in an environmental sound way to how e-waste can help to reduce excavation of new substances and lead to a sustainable economy. It is an ideal resource for policy-makers, waste managers and researchers involved in the design and implementation of e-waste.

Hospital Infection Prevention

Author: Chand Wattal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8132216083
Size: 22.46 MB
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Hospital Infection Prevention from the Author: Chand Wattal. The art of medicine becomes science when supported by evidence. The recommended practices of infection prevention are based on scientific and epidemiologic evidence. However, most health care professionals see them as mandates and fail to incorporate them into their routine patient care activities. The core goal of this publication is to link the practices to the principles they are based on. The expectation is that understanding of the principles will change the practices from mandates to "should do" in the minds of health care professionals. This will lead to improvement in health care by preventing unintended harm to patients, co-workers and the communities at large. At the same time, the text provides a comprehensive, thorough and up to date information on all aspects of infection prevention in a reader-friendly manner and therefore, will serve as a valuable reference.

Hospital Operations

Author: Wallace J. Hopp
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0132908700
Size: 27.58 MB
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Hospital Operations from the Author: Wallace J. Hopp. By one estimate, the U.S. wastes $480 billion annually on healthcare expenditures that don’t improve care. Worse, because of faulty systems – not personnel – up to 98,000 people die every year due to preventable medical errors – and that doesn’t count non-terminal events such as hospital-acquired infections. In Hospital Operations, two leading operations management experts and four senior physicians demonstrate how to apply new OM advances to substantially improve any hospital’s operational, clinical, and financial performance. Replete with examples, this bookshows how to diagram hospital flows, trace interconnections, and optimize flows for better performance. Readers will find specific guidance on improving emergency departments, operating rooms, hospital floors, and diagnostic units; and successfully applying metrics. Coverage includes: reducing ER overcrowding and enhancing patient safety…improving OR scheduling, enhancing organizational learning, and responding to surgeons and other stakeholders… improving bed availability, optimizing nurse schedules, and creating more seamless patient handoffs… reducing lab turnaround time, improving imaging responsiveness, and decreasing lab errors…successfully applying the right metrics for every facet of hospital performance. The authors conclude by previewing the "Hospital of the Future," addressing issues ranging from prevention and self-care to the evolution of technology and evidence-based medicine.

Healthcare Fraud Corruption And Waste In Europe

Author: Misja Mikkers
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789462366855
Size: 66.43 MB
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Healthcare Fraud Corruption And Waste In Europe from the Author: Misja Mikkers. Healthcare fraud, corruption and waste are a serious and growing threat to the sustainability and the quality of European healthcare systems. For many years, a lack of objective information and hard evidence has stood in the way of finding efficient and effective solutions to tackle the problem. Healthcare fraud, corruption and waste in Europe. National and academic perspectives provides a better understanding of the specific and complex nature of these phenomena and offers best practices from European countries to fight them. In the first part, healthcare fraud, corruption and waste are explained by senior policymakers and experts from health economical, criminological, data analytic and legal perspectives. The second part compiles a series of reports, describing how countries in Europe face the challenges of reducing the financial losses generated by healthcare fraud, corruption and waste. Containing practical and comparative data, this book provides useful information and tools for policy makers, stakeholders and investigators in combating fraud, corruption and waste in national healthcare systems and across borders. [Subject: European Law, Criminology, Health Law]

Healthcare Hazard Control And Safety Management

Author: James T. Tweedy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781574440355
Size: 63.39 MB
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Healthcare Hazard Control And Safety Management from the Author: James T. Tweedy. Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage ever published for any healthcare professional serving in safety, occupational health, hazard materials management, quality improvement, and risk management positions. No area of healthcare safety is ignored in this major work. Here is a single-volume reference that is convenient to use, written in an easy-to-read and understandable format. In addition to providing easily digested information, the author has constructed practical checklists and forms that can be readily put to use. It is a fact that there is a real need for professionals who understand and can assist in controlling the numerous and serious hazards found in healthcare facilities and resulting from activities within those facilities. Today's hospital and healthcare administrator is looking for the most capable individuals to fill positions that require skills in hazard control. The material in Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management provides this much-needed information and addresses the requirements of the Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management. Important topics covered include: safety management, workers' compensation, risk control, quality improvement, and stress management. Strong emphasis is placed on accident investigation, hazard identification, and safety training. If you are looking for a single volume that covers the areas of life safety, fire prevention, emergency management, biohazards, waste management, healthcare ergonomics, maintenance and engineering hazards, security, radiation and lab safety issues, nursing services and patient care, pharmacy support, food services and sanitation, or environmental services...this book is for you!

Introduction To Health And Safety At Work

Author: Phil Hughes
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080970702
Size: 22.67 MB
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Introduction To Health And Safety At Work from the Author: Phil Hughes. Learn more about health and safety with this NEBOSH-endorsed textbook, written and designed specifically to help you pass your course. Matched to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (October 2009 specification) Practice NEBOSH questions and sample answers based on recent examinations at the end of each chapter allow you to test your knowledge and increase your understanding All relevant legislation is summarised for quick reference Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, 5th edition covers the basics of occupational safety and health. The book is the definitive handbook to the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from NEBOSH with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcomes and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter aid exam preparation. It is highly illustrated with over 60 new diagrams and photographs in full colour making learning easy for all. There is a companion website with editable training slides and illustrations to help tutors deliver health and safety courses. This book is a handy reference for managers and directors dealing with the day-to-day issues of health and safety and is also of great value to those studying for level 3 N/SVQ and the IOSH Managing Safely Award. It covers all the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and includes checklists, report forms and record sheets. In addition, useful topics outside the syllabus have been included and an additional chapter to cover other aspects of health and safety and related topics that many readers will find helpful on completion of the course – construction activities, environmental considerations and international issues New in this edition: Fully restructured in line with new 2010 NEBOSH syllabus Inclusion of a summary of the Report on Health and Safety 'Common Sense Common Safety' by Lord Young Gives particular regard to changes in legislation relating to the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations, the Control of Artificial Radiation at Work Regulations, Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP4) and the European Classification, Packaging and labelling regulations A chapter with guidance on searching the internet with a range of significant Occupational health and Safety Websites. There are dozens of internet references throughout the book Since the Practical Application NGC3 has been significantly revised, Chapter 20 includes a sample practical application based on the new scope and format A companion website with downloadable tutor and student support materials, including editable PowerPoint slides and a set of full colour electronic 'spot the hazard' inspection exercises is available at: www.routledge.com/cw/hughes Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health & safety and as a director of RoSPA, in the New Years Honours List 2005. Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on NEBOSH courses at Cornwall Business School of Cornwall College. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.

Environmental And Health And Safety Management

Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 9780080946276
Size: 70.21 MB
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Environmental And Health And Safety Management from the Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff. This volume has been prepared for the Environmental and Health & Safety Manager. The EH&S Manager is a new breed of corporate professionals that are faced with the responsibility of handling both environmental policy/issues and occupational safety issues within organizations. Throughout the 1980s there was a proliferation of health and safety departments, environmental compliance personnel, and technical people associated with handling pollution control and waste management. American industry has been over the last several years contracting and downsizing their operations. In doing so, many corporations, large and small, are demanding greater responsibilities be delegated to middle and line function management. In this regard, many corporations today are moving towards a single management entity, the EH&S Manager, who's responsibilities require extensive knowledge of both the environmental statutes and OSHA standards. This desk reference has been written as a compliance source for the EH&S Manager. The authors prefer to call the EH&S Manager an Occupational Safety Professional and use this designation interchangeably throughout the text. This individual, as stated above, has a dual responsibility that requires both technical and managerial skills in two arenas. In this regard, this book provides the working professional a reference on both the environmental regulations and industry safety standards. Additionally, it covers management practices for on-site hazard materials handling operations and constitutes an important reference for establishing hazard communication and training programs for employees.